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Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB)

Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB)

Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) Euwallacea fornicatus is a beetle native to Southeast Asia. The beetle attacks a wide range of plants by tunnelling into trunks, stems and branches. There are a number of confirmed detections within the Perth metropolitan area and a Quarantine notice is in place to support the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) response. 



What does this mean?

Parks and sites under a pest control notice are quarantined whereby no wood or plant material can be removed from the area unless authorised and trees and plants are subject to treatment plans which may result in pruning or removal.

To find out more about PSHB and DPIRD's response please go to their website.

Current situation in City of Perth

We have 5 parks under a Pest Control Notice from DPIRD:

  • Supreme Court Gardens
  • Council House Gardens
  • Stirling Gardens
  • Totterdell Park
  • John Oldham Park

What to look out for